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City moving forward on early stage investments of Accelerate Memphis 

City moving forward on early stage investments of Accelerate Memphis 

The City of Memphis is hosting a series of community meetings in anticipation of early stage investments of the Accelerate Memphis initiative. Thirty-Five anchor locations identified in Memphis 3.0 will receive $400,000 each in early-stage investments.  Investments can include public art, new sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, and street lighting.  Implementation will be complete by the end of 2023. 

During the meetings, design concepts showing potential public improvements are presented and community members will decide which public improvements to implement.

There will be representatives from the city and their consultants to answer any questions the community might have about this project. $75 million is allocated towards activating Memphis 3.0, the city’s comprehensive plan. The breakdown is provided below.

  • Improving neighborhoods with early-stage investments in 35 anchor areas across the city ($13.6 million), accelerating change with large-scale, targeted investments in nine anchor areas ($37.4 million), making safety improvements in eight Memphis 3.0-identified infrastructure priority anchor areas ($9 million), closing the knowledge gap with broadband infrastructure ($7.5 million), and investing in housing opportunities ($7.5 million).

Here is a list of the upcoming community meetings:

District 1                                                                  

Thursday, June 30, 2022                                     

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.                                                   

Breath of Life Christian Center                             

3795 Frayser-Raleigh Road                                  

Memphis, TN 38128          

District 2                                                                  

Wednesday, June 29, 2022                                

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.                                                    

Bert Ferguson Community Center     

8505 Trinity Road

Memphis, TN 38108

District 3                                                                                 

Thursday, July 7, 2022                                        

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.                                                         

Hickory Hill Community Center                            

3910 Ridgeway Road       

Memphis, TN 38115

District 4

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Glenview Community Center

1141 S Barksdale Street

Memphis, TN 38114

District 5

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Ben L. Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, TN 38111

District 6

Thursday, June 23, 2022

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Riverside Missionary Baptist Church

3590 S 3rd Street

Memphis, TN 38109

District 7                  

Wednesday June 15, 2022

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Pursuit of God Church

3759 N. Watkins Street      

Memphis, TN 38127



About the Accelerate Memphis Initiative

Through Accelerate Memphis, the City of Memphis will issue $200 million in bonds to facilitate catalytic community projects intended to accelerate its growth by improving

the quality of life, driving equity and inclusion, improving connectivity, and solving stubborn problems that are deeper than any single capital budget can solve. The City will take advantage of the drop-in debt service in the 2027 fiscal year to make a transformative, one-time investment in a variety of capital projects.

For more information, visit the project’s website at